JJ Gumbs


JJ Gumbs is a novelist, poet and short story writer. Gumbs was also a finalist in the 2008 Red Hen Press short story competition.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Yes, I do. The first "story" I ever read was the novel, bed of grass, by Janet Dailey. It had such an impact on me, three decades later I still have a copy in my library. Dailey's writing evoked feelings I did not understand at such a young age. It made me believe in true love and the idea of soul mates. While it did not influence me to become "a writer" immediately, it did influence me to start journaling my life, and I have been doing that ever since.
So when did you first start "writing"?
I first started writing in primary school, if my memory serves me. I remember in Grade 5 I was asked to write an essay on how I spent my summer holidays and I got an A on the paper. Later, I got the same question on my exit exam and was able to ace it as a result of the early practice. (Laughs).
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Where to find JJ Gumbs online

Twitter: @Author_JJGumbs
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Where to buy in print


The Jamerican
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,480. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2013 by Banana Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
THE JAMERICAN, by J.J. Gumbs, is a novel about an American Christian living in a Jamaican subculture in NYC. The Jamerican reveals how faith and culture, though we want them sometimes to be mutually exclusive, are really mixed into one thing that forms the principle ingredient of some people's lives.

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